What is cannabigerol or CBG, how does CBG oil works and what are the benefits in using it?

Alexander

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Most people are familiar with CBD oil and THC oil, but there are not much information and understanding about the benefits of cannabigerol or CBG oi which is the chemical parent of both CBD and THC. CBG oil has no psychoactive effects and is showing great potential in treating a wide variety of conditions. Research has already shown that CBG has some remarkable healing properties.

CBG has wide range of neuroprotective characteristics. A 2015 study examining CBG found that it was “extremely active as a neuroprotectant” – meaning it has properties that help protect and heal our nervous system. The research pointed to CBG as a potential treatment for diseases like Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. Rapidly evolving research is already indicating that CBG may emerge as one of the most therapeutically diverse cannabinoids.

As well as having anti-inflammatory effects, CBG is also thought to act as an antioxidant and protect the nervous system from damage. It does this in a similar way to the endocannabinoid 2-AG.

Another animal study on the neuroprotective effects of CBG found that this cannabinoid could help to improve motor deficits and preserve neurons in neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease.

Other studies have indicated that CBG oil may be effective as a treatment for wide range of conditions including:

Depression
CBG is believed to boost anandamide, the endocannabinoid responsible for increasing dopamine levels and regulating appetite and sleep. Sometimes referred to as the “bliss molecule,” evidence has shown that increased levels of anandamide can lead to improved mood. Balanced anandamide levels stimulate feelings of happiness and well-being, while low levels are associated with a wide range of conditions including depression and schizophrenia.

Anxiety
Evidence shows that CBG may inhibit the brain’s uptake of gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA). Blocking the brain’s absorption of this amino acid leads to increased extracellular concentrations of GABA which is beneficial in treating anxiety, insomnia, muscle tremors, and certain types of chronic pain.

Osteoporosis
CBG and other cannabinoids have been shown to be effective in promoting bone growth, healing fractures, and strengthening connective tissues. It is currently being considered as a treatment for osteoporosis.

Glaucoma
Other cannabinoids have also been used to treat glaucoma, but CBG has proven to be a particularly useful treatment for glaucoma that reduces intraocular pressure.

Colon Cancer
Research indicates that CBG inhibits tumor growth. A 2014 study found that CBG slows the progression of colon cancer by selectively blocking the growth of colorectal cancer (CRC) cells.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
MRSA is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) that has become resistant to many common antibiotics, making it particularly challenging to treat. Due to strong antibacterial and antifungal properties, CBG has shown remarkable promise as a treatment.

Overactive Bladder
Research conducted in 2015 found that among the major cannabinoids CBG was the most effective at reducing bladder contractions and alleviating the symptoms of overactive bladder.

Psoriasis and Eczema
Clinical trials of CBG topical formulations are already underway. Due to its inflammatory properties, CBG has been shown to be an effective treatment for psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions.

Overall Pain
CBG among other cannabinoids has been shown as effective in reducing overall pain from a wide range of conditions including multiple sclerosis and cancer. It has been shown to be even more effective as a pain reliever than THC.

Cannabinoids Work Better Together
The effects of CBG are further enhanced when used with other cannabinoids and terpenes – this is known as the entourage effect.

Worldwide studies continue to reveal data leading to new ideas for potential uses, which will continue to fuel innovation in production and extraction methods, and the development of the new CBG oil products.

Although CBG oil is not the most well-known of all the cannabinoids, it appears to have a dramatic influence over many of the body’s vital systems. There is still so much more to learn about this cannabinoid and how it affects us, the initial research is extremely promising.

It is clear that far more needs to be done in order to fully understand the endocannabinoid system and the role that cannabis plays in human health and disease. However, we are getting closer and closer all the time, and hopefully, in the near future, we will finally be able to see the full picture of how this amazing herb and its components can impact our health and well-being.
 

Britt

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Sounds interesting, also I never saw CBG oil on sale
CBG oil is relatively rare on the market because it wasn't until recently that people could grow flower containing high levels of CBG (it's usually the precursor to other cannabinoids and therefore converts into THC or CBD as the plant matures), and it's still difficult for companies to get access to the high-CBG flower that does exist. Not sure if I'm allowed to advertise my company, but in the spirit of getting medicine to the people— FlowerChild sells great CBG oil if you're still looking! All full-spectrum, whole-plant, alcohol extracted, and it's doing amazing things for people. We've already gotten testimonials for almost everything the original post lists CBG to be good for. CBG truly is an amazing cannabinoid, and I think we'll see it show up on the market more and more as people learn about its benefits. :)
 
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John

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CBG oil is relatively rare on the market because it wasn't until recently that people could grow flower containing high levels of CBG (it's usually the precursor to other cannabinoids and therefore converts into THC or CBD as the plant matures), and it's still difficult for companies to get access to the high-CBG flower that does exist. Not sure if I'm allowed to advertise my company, but in the spirit of getting medicine to the people— FlowerChild sells great CBG oil if you're still looking! All full-spectrum, whole-plant, alcohol extracted, and it's doing amazing things for people. We've already gotten testimonials for almost everything the original post lists CBG to be good for. CBG truly is an amazing cannabinoid, and I think we'll see it show up on the market more and more as people learn about its benefits. :)
Hi @Britt what CBG strength do you offer? Also do you plan to offer Co2 extraction in the future as well as alcohol based extraction? Thank you
 

Britt

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Hi @Britt what CBG strength do you offer? Also do you plan to offer Co2 extraction in the future as well as alcohol based extraction? Thank you
Hi @John ! Our CBG Tincture is a 700mg strength, so there's approximately 700mg CBG extract in a 1oz bottle of grape seed oil (the alcohol is cooked off after extraction). We don't plan to do CO2 extractions because we believe products made with that method are sub-par; we've found that CO2 extraction doesn't extract as many of the plant molecules and and therefore is not as effective for healing. A lot of our customers have tried other companies that use CO2 extraction and isolates and they've found no relief from those products — then they switched over to our product and found that it worked wonders. We think that's because the alcohol extraction preserves as many of the plant compounds as possible, including the original terpenes, the chlorophyll, the phytochemicals, traces of all the other cannabinoids naturally in the plant, etc. I know some people are very supportive of CO2 extractions, but I'm skeptical — we prefer to keep our process as close to nature as possible.
 
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Riyad Brown

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CBG, also known as cannabigerol, is an active compound in cannabis that is mostly known for its anti-bacterial effects. This is the most commonly recognized and abundantly found cannabinoid within cannabis; it stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. This cannabinoid is responsible for the main psychoactive effect experienced when consuming cannabis, it stimulates parts of the brain causing the release of dopamine – creating a sense of euphoria and well being. THC also has analgesic effects, relieving the symptoms of pain and inflammation. Combined they cause a great sense of relaxation.

However, very recent research has found that whilst not traditionally thought to be very prevalent within most cannabis strains, it is likely to be the “template” or “stem cell” for both THC and CBD.
 
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Hi @John ! Our CBG Tincture is a 700mg strength, so there's approximately 700mg CBG extract in a 1oz bottle of grape seed oil (the alcohol is cooked off after extraction). We don't plan to do CO2 extractions because we believe products made with that method are sub-par; we've found that CO2 extraction doesn't extract as many of the plant molecules and and therefore is not as effective for healing. A lot of our customers have tried other companies that use CO2 extraction and isolates and they've found no relief from those products — then they switched over to our product and found that it worked wonders. We think that's because the alcohol extraction preserves as many of the plant compounds as possible, including the original terpenes, the chlorophyll, the phytochemicals, traces of all the other cannabinoids naturally in the plant, etc. I know some people are very supportive of CO2 extractions, but I'm skeptical — we prefer to keep our process as close to nature as possible.
how do you know that there are no remnants of alcohol extraction in the oil? do you have a text showing no heavy metals in the oil which extracted with alcohol?